Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
's girlfriend regina butler being led away by officers in handcuffs. >> the person we have in custody will be interviewed and give a statement on what led up to this. what were the people that were with him doing? trying to exploit him financially? trying to target him? >> reporter: jacobson went missing in february and police were looking for his girlfriend in the first place. this morning we're working to confirm regina butler is in fact the person san jose police currently have in custody. the other unanswered question this morning is when was jacobson killed? officials say the medical examiner's office will be able to answer that question and one final thing to think about is that we're in the ninth week of 2013. this is san jose's eighth homicide of the year. live in san jose, marla tellez, "today in the bay." >> thanks, marla. >>> 6:15 right now. time for a quick check of the day's top stories. firefighters say the popular chez panisse in berkeley will be closed for some time after a big-time fire breaks out at the building overnight. crews say that damage is extensive but most
Mar 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
son was last seen in february with this woman, regina butler. they found him at these apartments. why did it take so long? >> reporter: we have learned that police say the woman arrested in this case has confessed to the killing and that she will be charged with murder. they say the victim was stabbed multiple scenes and the crime scene was bad. >> reporter: she's been looking for her grandfather, and it turns out he was right under everybody's noses the whole time. you didn't smell anything? >> yes. it smelled like garbage. today you really smelled the dekay. >> reporter: he had been stabbed and his body stuffed under his mattress. she reported her grandfather missing, and nobody noticed the decomposing body in his apartment until the smell got really bad. >> at first it was a relief knowing he was there, and then i felt that i have been in here three times and didn't see him and that almost made me pass out. >> reporter: they says police have arrested this woman, 47-year-old butler. the granddaughter says she's a
Mar 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
regina butler and charged her with murder. his granddaughter says the family has always suspected butler, who the family believed to be homeless. >> and latched on to a senior that had an apartment and some place for her to hide out in and, you know, he's --you know, diminished capacity. >> reporter: police now say they believe jacobson's body had been in his unit at the hilltop manor senior apartment the entire time. it was discovered only yesterday. missing persons detectives even visited the apartment on february 22nd and did not find anything. >> i have actually seen the photos. they went in and actually did exactly what they were supposed to do, which is photograph a scene just in case it later becomes a crime scene. >> reporter: san jose police spokesman jason dwyer says the body was well concealed. >> not many people if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> reporter: the family had suspected that butler was stealing jacobson's social security checks and so-called -- and so called police when she arrived
Mar 8, 2013 4:30am PST
reported missing, police were reportedly looking for regina butler. neighbors say butler was jacobson's girlfriend. one neighbor says he saw butler being led away by officers in handcuffs. police say jacobson's family found his body yesterday morning on the floor of his apartment but just how long his body was there still a question they are trying to answer. >> what were the people with him doing? were they trying to exploit him financial? trying to target him? the person in custody will be interviewed and give a statement on what led up to this. >> the killing is san jose's eighth homicide of the year. >>> san jose police are also releasing new details about the city's seventh homicide two days ago. police say the deadly stabbing is not gang related. the victim is believed to be a young man possibly in his teens. his body was found at the entrance of guadalupe oak grove park in an upscale neighborhood. investigators have not made any arrests or recovered any weapons. >>> we're learning a simple mistake may have led to a deadly lion attack at the cat haven near fresno. investigators
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
-old regina butler in connection with his death. neighbors say she was jacobson's girlfriend. police said they had been investigating her on suspicion of defrauding jacobson out of insurance money. >>> a chilling video of showing a woman robbed at her own doorstep. police hope this will help others find the robbers. they've linked to a case gang, accused of oakland's most violent crimes. officers arrested 18 suspected gang members and seized 11 firearms during a scene of early morning raid yesterday. it is unclear whether any arrested are linked with this robbery. >>> not guilty, the plea from the san jose man accused of trying to bomb an oakland bank as part of a terrorist plot. he faces federal charges for trying to bomb a bank of america branch in oakland last month. he tried to detonate a bomb he didn't realize was a fake. it was created under the supervision of an undercover fbi agent. if convicted yuneza faces life in prison. >>> berkeley's world famous chez panise could reopen next weekend. an early morning fire yesterday badly damaged the front built by woodworkers four decades ag
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. this woman regina butler. is accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend in his apartment. this was the scene thursday hilltop manor senior home. from dementia-- went missing in early february. police say at some point over the last few weeks, he showed up without anyone noticing. and was killed. this marked san jose's eighth homicide of the year. >> here's a story we can guarantee to tell you about once a year. it's nearly time for clocks to "spring forward". daylight savings starts at 2 a-m sunday, so make sure to sleep tonight. you'll lose an hour of shut- eye, but. look at the bright side: the time change means warmer days of spring and summer, are on the way. of sleep back - you'll have to wait awhile. daylight saving time ends >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend >> let's take a quick look outside this morning. it where seconds as the clear by late morning hours. a: a breezy out there but it will be a beautiful day. still a little bit chilly and the north bay, upper thirties' their parian spheres ahead forties' along the eastern shores. lotus mid-40s in the south bay.
Mar 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
mattresses under piles of laundry. his girlfriend, regina, louise, butler, was later arrested on suspicion of homicide. >>> in san francisco, a court hearing expected today for a 24-year-old woman accused of kicking a toddler for no apparent reason at golden gate park. police say sabrina bell walked past a man and his daughter and kicked the little girl in the chest. the girl fell to the ground and hit her head but luckily was not seriously hurt. >>> breaking news right now in san jose. the east side union high school district confirming a sex offender recently did travel with students during a field trip. "today in the bay" marla tallez has been working on this story live at andrew hill high school with the latest. good morning, marla. >> reporter: jon, good morning. that field trip happened back on february 13th. now the details are coming to light. san jose police confirmed the department is investigating this field trip that took students from an due hill high school to deanza college in cupertino. the registered sex offender did ride the bus but officer albert morales tells me the per